Women’s Trip

Trip Date 2024

July 23 – 28 Adult Women (18 years and older)

Spend a week in the backcountry building community with other women! This trip is open for women 18+.

Rate: $595

Subsidized tier: $495

Scholarships are available! If interested, contact Mary at 970.264.4379 or [email protected].

  • All participants will carry all their own gear, as well as a share of the group gear.
  • Pack weight: your pack will generally range between 35-50 pounds.
  • You will be hiking on uneven terrain, which may be rocky and/or muddy at times.
  • Depending on the itinerary, you may be hiking 3-8 miles per day.
  • Sonlight programs in areas of deep wilderness, and you may be hiking a day or more away from the nearest trailhead.
  • Depending on where you currently live, there may be a significant change in elevation. All trailheads are at an elevation of 8,000-9,000 feet, and we hike through areas that range between 9,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level. Depending on the itinerary, you may be attempting a 12,000′ or 13,000′ peak.
  • Days are often long, and may require you to be up at 7 am and in bed at 9 pm.

    This trip begins Tuesday morning at the Sonlight backpack base.

    The first afternoon will be orientation, Leave No Trace instruction,  distribution of gear, equipment and food. Guides teach pack assembly and how to set up the tents. We’ll head in to the wilderness the first afternoon.

    We’ll be on the trail until Saturday afternoon, returning to the backpack base to unpack and enjoy a great home cooked dinner. There will be the opportunity for Sonlight hot tubs Saturday night. Departure is Sunday morning after breakfast.

    Required Forms

    Three forms are required for participation on a Sonlight backpack trip to comply with state law and will be available through CampInTouch:

    1. A health history to be completed by a parent / guardian or adult participant is required by state law

    2. A physical (by an MD, PA or Nurse Practitioner) within 12 months of the trip is required by state law

    3. The Authorization and Acknowledgement of Risk form to be signed by a parent/guardian or adult participant

    Want to go backpacking this summer?

    Of course you do!